Local Employment and Unemployment

Metropolitan Pittsburgh’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 4.3 percent in July 2019 to 14.3 percent in July 2020. During that period, the number of people in the labor force decreased by 14,700 while the number of unemployed increased by 118,500.

Within the region, Butler County held the lowest unemployment rate at 11.5 percent, while Fayette County held the highest rate at 17 percent.

To view how Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate compares against other benchmark regions, click here.

To view information about Pittsburgh’s job growth rate, click here.

This data comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor’s Center for Workforce Information & Analysis program.